Dec 132017

Famous Births and Deaths on this day in history



1953 – Jim Davidson

James Cameron Davidson, OBE is an English comedian and presenter. His highest profile roles came on television when he hosted Big Break and The Generation Game. He is also a stand-up comedian and writer, developing adult pantomime shows such as Boobs in the Wood and Sinderella, both of which have played to sell-out audiences.

Age 64

1969 – Tony Curran

Anthony Curran is a Scottish actor, best known for his roles in Underworld: Evolution, Doctor Who and Roots.

Age 48

1989 – Taylor Swift


Taylor Alison Swift is an American singer-songwriter. One of the leading contemporary recording artists, she is known for narrative songs about her personal life, which have received widespread media coverage.

Born and raised in Pennsylvania, Swift moved to Nashville, Tennessee at the age of 14 to pursue a career in country music. She signed with the label Big Machine Records and became the youngest artist ever signed by the Sony/ATV Music publishing house. Her self-titled debut album in 2006 peaked at number five on the Billboard 200 and spent the most weeks on the chart in the 2000s. The album’s third single, “Our Song”, made her the youngest person to single-handedly write and perform a number-one song on the Hot Country Songs chart. Swift’s second album, Fearless, was released in 2008. Buoyed by the success of pop crossover singles “Love Story” and “You Belong with Me”, Fearless became the best-selling album of 2009 in the United States. The album won four Grammy Awards, with Swift becoming the youngest Album of the Year winner.

Age 28

On This Day   .   Taylor Swift

Dec 122017

Famous Births and Deaths on this day in history



1949 – Bill Nighy

William Francis Nighy is an English actor and voice artist. He worked in theatre and television before his first cinema role in 1981, and made his name in television with The Men’s Room in 1991, in which he played the womaniser Prof. Mark Carleton.

Nighy became widely known for his performance as Billy Mack in Love Actually. Other notable roles in cinema include his portrayal of Davy Jones in Pirates of the Caribbean film series, as well as Viktor in the Underworld film series.

He is also known for his roles in the films Lawless Heart, I Capture the Castle, Shaun of the Dead, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Notes on a Scandal, Hot Fuzz, Valkyrie, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1, Rango and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. His performances were also acclaimed in the State of Play series and in the TV films The Girl in the Café, Gideon’s Daughter and Page Eight, for which he earned Golden Globe nominations, winning one for Gideon’s Daughter.

Age 68

1961 – Sarah Sutton

Sarah Sutton is a British actress best known for her role as Nyssa in the BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who. Nyssa was first the companion to Tom Baker and then to Peter Davison, from 1981 to 1983.

Age 56

1975 – Mayim Bialik

Mayim Chaya Bialik is an American actress and neuroscientist. From 1991 to 1995, she played the title character of NBC’s Blossom. Since 2010, she has played Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler – like the actress, a neuroscientist – on CBS’s The Big Bang Theory, a role for which she has been nominated four times for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, and won a Critic’s Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.

Age 42

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Dec 112017

Tara Lynne Barr



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Tara Lynne Barr (born October 2, 1993) is an American actress. She is perhaps best known for her role in the 2011 film God Bless America, which earned her a Young Artist Award nomination as Best Leading Young Actress in a Feature Film, and for her work in the Hulu original series Casual.

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Dec 112017

Janet Devlin



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Janet Maureen Aoife Devlin (born 12 November 1994) is an Irish singer-songwriter who rose to prominence in the eighth series of The X Factor in 2011 where she finished in fifth place.

Devlin’s debut album was launched in October 2012 via PledgeMusic with a limited “pledgers only” release on 1 July 2013. It received general release with new songs and reworked tracks on 9 June 2014.

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Dec 112017

Famous Births and Deaths on this day in history



1962 – Ben Browder

Robert Benedict “Ben” Browder is an American actor and writer, known for his roles as John Crichton in Farscape and Cameron Mitchell in Stargate SG-1.

Age 55

1962 – Paul Haslinger

Paul Haslinger is an Austrian musician and composer. He lives and works in Los Angeles, California.

Age 55

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Dec 102017

Famous Births and Deaths on this day in history



1964 – Ray Daniel

Raymond “Ray” Daniel is an English former professional footballer. Born in Luton, he began his career with his hometown club Luton Town and later played for Gillingham, Hull City, Cardiff City, Portsmouth, Notts County and Walsall. He made over 250 appearances in The Football League between 1982 and 1997. He helped Portsmouth to the 1992 FA Cup semi final, but they lost in a penalty shoot-out to Liverpool.

Daniel played 122 times for Portsmouth scoring 5 goals between 1990 – 1995

Age 53

1975 – Emmanuelle Chriqui


Emmanuelle Sophie Anne Chriqui is a Canadian film and television actress. She is known for her performance on HBO’s Entourage as Sloan McQuewick, as well as Dalia, the love interest of Adam Sandler’s character in You Don’t Mess with the Zohan. She is also known for her role on The Mentalist television series as Lorelei Martins. In May 2010, she topped the Most Desirable Women of 2010 list.

Age 42

1983 – Lewis Buxton

Lewis Edward Buxton is an English professional footballer who last played as a defender for Bolton Wanderers.

Buxton began his career with Portsmouth where he progressed through the youth ranks at the club. He gained first team experience with loan spells at Exeter City and Bournemouth. He joined Stoke City in January 2005 in order to find first team football. His time at the Britannia Stadium was hampered by injury and he left for Sheffield Wednesday in October 2008. With the Owls Buxton established himself as a regular member of the team and spent seven years, making 207 appearances.

Buxton played 30 times for Portsmouth between 2001 – 2002

Age 34

On This Day   .   Emmanuelle Chriqui

Dec 092017

League One


Charlton Athletic    0



Portsmouth    1



Stuart O’Keefe was credited with the goal, although it looked like Josh Magennis had actually sent the ball into his own net.

It might have been a more comfortable victory, but Brett Pitman saw his penalty superbly saved by Ben Amos.

Kenny Jackett made one change from the side that beat Northampton in the Checkatrade Trophy the previous week.

Fit-again skipper Pitman returned to lead the line following a hamstring problem, as Curtis Main dropped to the bench.

There were two former Pompey ‘Player of the Season’ winners in the Charlton squad, with Ricky Holmes starting and Jason Pearce named among the substitutes.

The hosts were celebrating the 25th anniversary of their return to The Valley – which, coincidentally, was for a match against the Blues in December 1992.

They won 1-0 on that day and a similar outcome looked on the cards as Jackett’s side struggled to make an impression in the early stages.

For all of the Addicks’ domination of possession, however, they were not doing much to test Luke McGee.

The keeper had to deal with a couple of dangerous crosses into the box, but was otherwise well protected by his defence.

And, as the first half progressed, it was the visitors who started to look the more dangerous outfit going forward.

They almost broke the deadlock on 29 minutes when Pitman laid the ball off for Gareth Evans, whose fierce effort was tipped over the bar by Amos.

The resulting corner was only cleared as far as O’Keefe outside the box and his effort looped onto the roof of the net.

A couple of half-chances followed for Pitman and Evans, with the Blues sensing they could make the most of some nervous defending.

But they were almost hit on the break when Jay Dasilva fed Holmes, whose shot was tipped over by McGee.

The action soon switched back down to the other end and it took a vital Chris Solly block to stop Conor Chaplin from sliding Pompey into the lead.

O’Keefe picked up the loose ball and his long-range shot took a deflection to divert it wide of the post.

But it was Charlton who had the final say before the break and McGee was called into action to deal with Dasilva’s curling effort.

Half Time

(0 – 0)

Chaplin did not emerge for the start of the second half, with Kyle Bennett taking his spot just behind Pitman.

And the Blues broke the deadlock within a couple of minutes of the restart – although there was some debate about who should take the credit for the goal.

It was O’Keefe who was announced as the man to have converted Evans’ fine free-kick into the box, although some argued it was Charlton’s Magennis who got the final touch.

Holmes soon had a chance at the other end, but his final delivery was somewhere in between a cross and a shot, with the ball flying out for a goal-kick.

Pompey were still looking to get forward themselves, however, and Pitman was not far off target with one effort, while Bennett then forced Amos into action.

They had an excellent opportunity to double their advantage on 65 minutes when referee Andrew Madley spotted a tug on Pitman by Solly in the area.

It was Pitman who unsurprisingly stepped up to take the spot-kick, only for Amos to dive to his left to make a superb save.

That gave the home side – and their supporters – a boost, but the hosts were still proving difficult to breach.

A bit of needle started to creep into the game, with Evans shown a yellow card for a late challenge on Holmes, who then joined him in the book by fouling McGee.

Nathan Thompson soon became the third player cautioned, although he did appear to win the ball from Holmes cleanly.

There was plenty of action unfolding at both ends and when one promising Blues move broke down, their opponents broke quickly, only for Mark Marshall to shoot straight at McGee.

Pompey’s keeper made a better save late on, though, getting quickly down to his right to keep out Leon Best’s firm header.

And, despite late appeals by the home crowd for a penalty, that ensured the Blues made the trip home with all three points.

Charlton (4-2-3-1): Amos; Solly (c), Konsa, Sarr, Dasilva; Forster-Caskey, Aribo (Reeves 87); Marshall (Best 82), Clarke (Ahearne-Grant 75), Holmes; Magennis
Booked: Holmes
Subs not used: Phillips, Lennon, Pearce, Jackson

Pompey (4-2-3-1): McGee; Thompson, Burgess, Clarke, Haunstrup; O’Keefe, Rose; Evans, Chaplin (Bennett 46), Lowe; Pitman (c)
Goals: Magennis 47 (og)
Booked: Evans, Thompson
Subs not used: Bass, Talbot, Casey, May, Kennedy, Main

Referee: Andrew Madley

Attendance: 16,361 (3,870 Pompey fans)

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Dec 092017

Famous Births and Deaths on this day in history



1941 – Beau Bridges

Lloyd Vernet “Beau” Bridges III is an American actor and director. He is a three-time Emmy, two-time Golden Globe and one-time Grammy Award winner. He is also a two-time Screen Actors Guild Award nominee. Bridges was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on April 7, 2003 at 7065 Hollywood Boulevard for his contributions to the television industry. He is the son of actor Lloyd Bridges and elder brother of fellow actor Jeff Bridges.

Age 76

1952 – Michael Dorn

Michael Dorn is an American actor and voice artist who is known for his role as the Klingon Worf in the Star Trek franchise.

From his first appearance in the series premiere episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, “Encounter at Farpoint”, to his last in Star Trek: Nemesis, Dorn has appeared more times as a regular cast member than any other Star Trek actor in the franchise’s history, spanning five films and 272 television episodes. He also appeared as Worf’s ancestor, Colonel Worf, in the film Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.

Following the end of his Star Trek career, Dorn had supporting roles in a number of independent feature films, including Shadow Hours (2000), Lessons for an Assassin (2001), and the Santa Clause trilogy, in which he appeared in a cameo role as “The Sandman”.

Age 65

1980 – Simon Helberg

Simon Maxwell Helberg is an American actor, comedian, and musician, best known for his role as Howard Wolowitz in the sitcom The Big Bang Theory (2007–), for which he won a Critics’ Choice Television Award in 2013.

Helberg has appeared on the sketch comedy series MADtv and is also known for his role as Moist in Joss Whedon’s web miniseries Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog (2008). He has further performed in films such as Old School (2003), Good Night, and Good Luck (2005), Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007) and A Serious Man (2009). For portraying Cosmé McMoon in Florence Foster Jenkins (2016), he was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture.

Age 37

1989 – Elle Evans

Elle Evans (born Lindsey Gayle Evans) is an American model and actress who lives and works in Los Angeles, California. She is most notable for her appearance in Robin Thicke’s music video “Blurred Lines” featuring Pharrell Williams. She is also one of the faces of NYX Cosmetics.

Age 28

1992 – Milan Lalkovic

Milan Lalkovič is a Slovak professional footballer who plays as a winger for Football League One club Portsmouth.

Age 25

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Dec 082017

Famous Births and Deaths on this day in history



1983 – Valery Mezague

Valery Mezague was a Cameroonian footballer. He was a midfielder and last played for Sporting Toulon Var.

A French-born player, Mézague represented Cameroon at international level. His most notable moment with the Lions Indomptables was at the 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup, where he became the starter central midfielder in the lost final against host France, after replacing the late Marc-Vivien Foé during the victorious semifinal versus Colombia.

In 2003, he was involved in a serious car crash which ruled him out of the game for four months. Despite this he fought back to reclaim his form and his performances attracted the attention of Harry Redknapp, with Mézague joining Portsmouth F.C. on loan for the 2004/05 season. However, he failed to make any sort of substantial impression and returned to France in June 2005, where he followed his former manager at Portsmouth Alain Perrin to FC Sochaux-Montbéliard.

He was found dead in his apartment on 15 November 2014 due to a cardiac arrest caused by a heart disease.

Mezague played 14 times for Portsmouth between 2004 – 2005

Died: 15 November 2014

Aged 30

1993 – AnnaSophia Robb


AnnaSophia Robb is an American actress and model. The films in which she starred include Because of Winn-Dixie (2005), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), Bridge to Terabithia (2007), Race to Witch Mountain (2009), Soul Surfer (2011), and The Way, Way Back (2013). She also played the lead role of Carrie Bradshaw on The CW’s series The Carrie Diaries from 2013 to 2014.

Age 24

On This Day   .   AnnaSophia Robb

Dec 072017

Famous Births and Deaths on this day in history



1947 – Wendy Padbury

Wendy Padbury is a British actress who appeared in a number of popular television series, and is best remembered as Zoe Heriot, a companion to Patrick Troughton’s Doctor in Doctor Who, from 1968 to 1969.

Age 70

1978 – Shiri Appleby

Shiri Freda Appleby is an American actress. She is known for her leading role as Liz Parker in the television series Roswell. Her film credits include A Time for Dancing (2002), where she played a main role as Sam Russel; Swimfan (2002); Havoc (2005) with Anne Hathaway; and Charlie Wilson’s War (2007) with Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts.

In 2008, Appleby joined the cast of the final season of ER, playing an intern named Daria Wade, before starring as Cate Cassidy in the CW drama Life Unexpected that ran for two seasons. In the summer of 2012, she starred as Lucy in the web comedy series Dating Rules from My Future Self. She had recurring roles on both the NBC drama series Chicago Fire and the HBO comedy-drama series Girls. Appleby currently stars in the Lifetime dramedy series Unreal.

Age 39

1988 – Emily Browning

Emily Jane Browning is an Australian actress and singer.

Browning made her film debut in the Australian television film The Echo of Thunder; subsequently, she played recurring roles in the Australian television shows Blue Heelers and Something in the Air. Her breakthrough role was in the 2002 horror film Ghost Ship, which introduced her to a wider audience. In 2005, Browning won the Australian Film Institute International Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of Violet Baudelaire in the film Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004).

Browning is also known for her roles in the horror film The Uninvited (2009), the action film Sucker Punch (2011), and the independent drama Sleeping Beauty (2011). She was named the Breakthrough Performer of The Year by Hamptons International Film Festival in 2011 for her role in Sleeping Beauty. Her other films include The Host (2013), Pompeii (2014) and Legend (2015). She is currently starring as Laura Moon on American Gods.

Age 29

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Dec 062017

We Bought A Zoo




Benjamin has lost his wife. In a bid to start his life over, he purchases a large house that has a zoo. This is welcome news for his daughter, but his son is not happy about it. The zoo is in need of renovation and Benjamin sets about the work with the head keeper, Kelly, and the rest of the zoo staff. But, the zoo soon runs into financial trouble. The staff must get the zoo back to its former glory, pass a zoo inspection, and get it back open to the public.

IMDB RATING : 7.1 / 10

IMDb   .   Scarlett Johansson   .   Elle Fanning

Dec 062017

Famous Births and Deaths on this day in history



1969 – Torri Higginson

Sarah Victoria “Torri” Higginson is a Canadian actress. She is best known for her roles in the TekWar movies and series, The English Patient, Bliss, and Stargate Atlantis. She is also a theater actress and has appeared in Three Tall Women, Weldon Rising and Picasso at the Lapin Agile.

Age 48

1975 – Noel Clarke

Noel Anthony Clarke is an English actor, screenwriter, director, and comic book writer from London. He is known for playing Wyman Norris in Auf Wiedersehen, Pet and Mickey Smith in Doctor Who. Clarke appeared in and wrote the screenplay for Kidulthood and wrote, directed and starred in the sequels, Adulthood and Brotherhood’, which earned £1,209,319 during the opening weekend of its release. Clarke studied Media at the University of North London before going on to take acting classes at London’s Actors Centre. Clarke won the Laurence Olivier Award for Most Promising Performer in 2003 and was awarded a BAFTA Orange Rising Star Award in 2009.

Age 42

1977 – Shaun Derry

Shaun Peter Derry is an English former professional footballer who is the manager of League Two club Cambridge United. He previously managed Notts County, and played for Crystal Palace and Queens Park Rangers among other clubs. Derry was known for his hard-tackling and aggressive midfield style, and was primarily a defensive midfielder but could also play at right-back.

Derry played 55 times for Portsmouth scoring 1 goal between 2000 – 2002

Age 40

1980 – Steve Lovell

Stephen William Henry Lovell is an English former footballer who played as a striker. Lovell played the majority of his career in the Scottish Premier League, representing Dundee, Aberdeen and Falkirk, but also played in England for AFC Bournemouth, Portsmouth, Exeter City, Sheffield United and Queens Park Rangers.

Lovell played 36 times for Portsmouth scoring 4 goals between 1999 – 2002

Age 37

1996 – Stefanie Scott


Stefanie Noelle Scott is an American actress and singer. Scott is best known for her roles as Quinn Brenner in the film Insidious: Chapter 3, Dana Tressler in the film Flipped, for which she won a 2011 Young Artist Award, and Lexi Reed on Disney Channel’s A.N.T. Farm.

Age 21

1997 – Adam May

Adam May is an English professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder for Portsmouth.

Age 20

On This Day   .   Stefanie Scott